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    • Abelian mereology 

      Cotnoir, Aaron (2015) - Journal article
      In classical extensional mereology, composition is idempotent: if x is part of y, then the sum of x and y is identical to y. In this paper, I provide a systematic and coherent formal mereology for which idempotence fails. ...
    • Aboutness in imagination 

      Berto, Francesco (2018-08) - Journal article
      I present a formal theory of the logic and aboutness of imagination. Aboutness is understood as the relation between meaningful items and what they concern, as per Yablo and Fine’s works on the notion. Imagination is ...
    • Academic eloquence and the end of Cicero's de finibus 

      Long, Alexander George (2015-03-01) - Journal article
      The paper considers why the structure of Cicero’s De Finibus implicitly favours the Academy, even though Cicero avoids a decision between the Stoic theory and Antiochus’ theory. Cicero’s educational aims require him to ...
    • Adding happy people 

      Pummer, Theron Gene (Oxford University Press, 2016-09-22) - Book item
    • Against the complex versus simple distinction 

      Hummel, Patrik (2017-04) - Journal article
      This paper examines three proposals on the difference between complex and simple views about personal identity: Parfit’s original introduction of the distinction, Gasser and Stefan’s definition and Noonan’s recent proposal. ...
    • Almost identical, almost innocent 

      Hawley, Katherine Jane (2018-07) - Journal article
      In his 1991 book, Parts of Classes, David Lewis discusses the idea that composition is identity, alongside the idea that mereological overlap is a form of partial identity. But this notion of partial identity does nothing ...
    • “Already/not yet” : St Paul’s eschatology and the modern critique of historicism 

      Paipais, Vassilios (2018) - Journal article
      This paper interrogates some prominent post-Marxist engagements with St Paul’s messianism by reading them in the theological context of the anti-historicist revival of Pauline eschatology in the twentieth century. In both ...
    • Analytic Pragmatism and universal LX vocabulary 

      Samuels, Richard; Scharp, Kevin (2017-12) - Journal article
      In his recent John Locke Lectures – published as Between Saying and Doing – Brandom extends and refines his views on the nature of language and philosophy by developing a position that he calls Analytic Pragmatism. Although ...
    • Anscombe and Geach on Mind and the Soul 

      Haldane, John Joseph (2016-05-04) - Journal article
      Anscombe and Geach were among the most interesting philosophers to have come out of Oxford in the twentieth century. Even before they encountered Wittgenstein, they had begun to distinguish themselves from their contemporaries, ...
    • Answering to future people : responsibility for climate change in a breaking world 

      Mulgan, Tim (2018-08) - Journal article
      Our everyday notions of responsibility are often driven by our need to justify ourselves to specific others – especially those we harm, wrong, or otherwise affect. One challenge for contemporary ethics is to extend this ...
    • Aristotle and Lukasiewicz on existential import 

      Read, Stephen (2015) - Journal article
      Jan Lukasiewicz's treatise on Aristotle's Syllogistic, published in the 1950s, has been very influential in framing contemporary understanding of Aristotle's logical systems. However, Lukasiewicz's interpretation is based ...
    • Beyond atomism 

      Cotnoir, Aaron (2013-03) - Journal article
      Contemporary metaphysicians have been drawn to a certain attractive picture of the structure of the world. This picture consists in classical mereology, the priority of parts over wholes, and the well-foundedness of ...
    • Blame and wrongdoing 

      Brown, Jessica (2017-09-07) - Journal article
      The idea that one can blamelessly violate a norm is central to ethics and epistemology. The paper examines the prospects for an account of blameless norm violation applicable both to norms governing action and norms governing ...
    • Comments on Brian Epstein's The Ant Trap 

      Hawley, Katherine (2017-02-13) - Journal item
      The Ant Trap is a terrific book, which opens up new opportunities to use philosophical methods in the social realm, by drawing on the tools and techniques of contemporary metaphysics. Epstein uses concepts of dependence, ...
    • Common ritual knowledge 

      Cockayne, Joshua (2019-01) - Journal article
      How can participating in a liturgy allow us to know God? Recent pathbreaking work on the epistemology of liturgy has argued that liturgy allows individuals to gain ritual knowledge of God by coming to know how to engage ...
    • Common worship 

      Cockayne, Joshua; Efird, David (2018-07) - Journal article
      People of faith, particularly in the Judeo-Christian tradition, worship corporately at least as often, if not more so, than they do individually. Why do they do this? There are, of course, many reasons, some having to do ...
    • Commonsense, skeptical theism, and different sorts of closure of inquiry defeat 

      Rutledge, Jonathan (2017) - Journal article
      Trent Dougherty argues (contra Jonathan Matheson) that when taking into consideration the probabilities involving skeptical theism (ST) and gratuitous evils, an agent may reasonably affirm both ST and that gratuitous evils ...
    • Composition as identity : framing the debate 

      Cotnoir, Aaron (Oxford University Press, 2014-08) - Book item
    • Conceivability and possibility : some dilemmas for Humeans 

      Berto, Francesco; Schoonen, Tom (2018-06) - Journal article
      The Humean view that conceivability entails possibility can be criticized via input from cognitive psychology. A mainstream view here has it that there are two candidate codings for mental representations (one of them ...